I am Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Bond University, Australia. I have expertise in Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law, Public International Law, and Transnational Criminal Law. I am also passionate about literature, politics, international relations, the environment, and animal welfare. I have a Bachelor of International Relations/Bachelor of Laws from Bond University (Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar), a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge (Chevening Scholar), and a PhD from the University of Queensland. I was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Supreme Court of NSW in 2005. During my time in academia, I have received two national teaching awards, including an Australian government citation (2014), a Faculty “teaching excellence” award (2014), and a Law Students Association “teaching excellence” award (2019), as well as a Faculty “emerging research excellence” award (2018).
I previously held policy and legal roles in the private sector and in both state and federal government. For example, I served as Policy Advisor and Parliamentary Liaison Officer in the NSW Office of Premier and Cabinet between 2006 – 2008, and was a Senior Legal Officer in the International Crime Cooperation Division of the Australian Attorney-General’s Department (2008-2010), where I worked on issues relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. In these roles, I developed project management and policy development skills, as well as further developing my interpersonal skills in a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary environment. I also practiced law, including employment law, and in 2004-2005, worked as a legal officer in the QLD Crime and Misconduct Commission. In 2002-2003, I was Associate to the (now) Hon. Chief Justice Susan Kiefel.
I am the author of the book, Accountability in Extraterritoriality: A Comparative and International Law Perspective (Edward Elgar, 2017), and co-editor of the book, Global Governance and Regulation: Order/Disorder in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2018). I have also published a number of book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals.
I spent my childhood living in country towns all over Australia – from tents to temples! I love to travel, bush walk, read, write, exchange ideas and spend time in the great outdoors. I also have an interest in Vedic philosophy and Bhakti-yoga. I would love to write fiction one day, but I am content with the enormous privilege of legal research, writing, and teaching.